Talking, as I have, about jobs in banks it seems rude to ignore this fiasco.
The MBA types are always wondering how far they can cut costs before service deterioration becomes perceptible, I guess they have the answer now at RBS/Natwest.
I do hope they don’t manage to pin it on an errant spreadsheet.
And I presume (as the UK taxpayers bought RBS last time its management bankers drove it into the ground) , that the results of the enquiry into what caused this will be made public?
I could pretend to be shocked, but really I am shocked it doesn’t happen more often. Its probably some VB3 or COBOL component whose source code is long since gone that has barfed at some dodgy input. Or its that Flame cyberwar virus…
Fair play to the front line staff (and the backroom folks) that are working early, late and Sundays to try and sort things out.
If you have your overdraft with them I hope you are coping.
[edit I was going to have a pop about offshoring, but deleted it, but having read some of the comments it appears some key IT roles only just left the uk for foreign climes. oops]